Brunning and Price, The Restaurant Group-owned the pub operator, has secured a 50-year lease on a Cheshire village pub, reports the Northwich Guardian.

The Hayhurst Arms in Bostock, formerly the Bostock Green Village Social Club, closed in December 2012.

Graham Price, founding partner of Brunning and Price, is quoted saying: “The Tatton Estate [which manages the property] recognised our experience and expertise in creating characterful country pubs, and we are confident the Hayhurst Arms will be somewhere local people will be proud of.

“Bostock Green is an idyllic village, and we hope very much that the pub will become an integral part of community life.”